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Web Design Trend Showcase: Splash Screen Revival

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Back in the day, splash screens were a popular addition to websites. They were a frontal page that was displayed before the user accessed the main site, which typically featured a sparse layout incorporating just the website’s logo and guidance about which browsers and monitor resolutions were supported. Today we’re seeing a revival of the splash screen, although they’re much more visitor friendly than their ancestors. Modern examples of splash screens are built right into the main page, filling the screen with eye catching imagery but still only containing a logo or statement as the main piece of content. They act as a welcoming message to set the scene and entice the user before presenting them with the rest of the page.

Showcase of Web Designs from the Gaming Industry

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These days video game launches are anticipated as much as blockbuster movies, so it’s important for game developers to produce a stunning website to complement their title and share news, trailers and release information to avid fans. Highly detailed renders are a common feature amongst game sites with full screen image techniques allowing for maximum impact. Today’s showcase features a collection of quality websites for the biggest titles from the gaming industry in 2014-2015. See how they use images, video and animation to create enticing web designs.

25 Mockup Templates for the New iPhone 6 & Watch

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As the world went crazy over the announcement of the iPhone 6 and Watch, designers went straight to work creating mockup templates so their interface designs could be previewed on these new devices. Many of these templates have been made available for free, allowing you to mock up your websites and apps within PSD, Illustrator and Sketch files. Here’s an overview of some of the best free template files, there’s a huge variety of styles, colours and angles so you’re sure to find the perfect layout for your project.